President Michael Sata has left for Democratic Republic of Congo to attend the 17th Summit of the COMESA Heads of State and Government.
The summit will take place in Kinshasa between February 26 and 27.
The meeting is expected to deliberate the status of implementation of the COMESA Free Trade Area, progress on the Implementation of the COMESA Customs Union and COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agenda.
Peace and security, infrastructure programmes, agriculture, environment and related sectors will also top the agenda.
The last summit was hosted by Uganda in November 23 and 24, 2012 under the theme ‘Enhancing Intra-COMESA Trade through Micro, Small and medium, Enterprises Development’.
Meanwhile the current chairperson, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, is expected to hand over the chairmanship to President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who is the host of the summit.
Sata has already arrived in Kinshansa.
With the loss at home, we hope he will concentrate in the meeting.